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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the Lockheed Martin F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

Army photograph by SSgt. Angela Stafford Business

Engineers developing safer, more accurate tracer round

Engineers at Picatinny Arsenal are researching a way to develop a new type of tracer round that not only would perform its function during the day as well as night, but also improve shooter accuracy and keep soldiers safer by reducing their visual signature.

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas Space

Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship Award to Katherine Lott.

NASA Earth Observatory photograph Space

NASA selects instruments to track climate impact on vegetation

NASA has selected proposals for two new instruments that will observe changes in global vegetation from the International Space Station. The sensors will give scientists new ways to see how forests and ecosystems are affected by changes in climate or land use change.

Air Force photograph by MSgt. J. Wilcox Defense

Tyndall AFB takes F-22 pilot training to next level

The Air Force’s ability to continue developing a fifth generation fighter aircraft fleet ready to meet the challenges of future warfare, hinges in large part, on a steady influx of capable and trained F-22 Raptor pilots.


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Veterans

Social Security launches expedited vet disability process

Posted  March 19, 2014

Social Security claims from veterans with a Veterans Affairs Department disability compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total have a new process that will treat their applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions. Carolyn W. Colvin, acting Social Security commissioner, said the new process is similar to the way the agency currently handles…

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Events

Blue Angels headline LA County Air Show

Posted  March 19, 2014

The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will rock the skies of LA County headlining the Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at William J. Fox Airfield. Gates open at 9 a.m., and the flying starts at noon. Air Show fans at the inaugural event will be captivated by an…

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Upcoming reunions

Posted  March 19, 2014

April 2-6 15th Med Bn 1st Cav Div. Orlando, Fla. For more information about this reunion, contact Leo Williams at (407) 277-5763 or email dragin52@hotmail.com.   April 3-5 4th Bn 39th Inf Rgt 9th Inf Div (Vietnam, 1966-1969) San Antonio, Texas For more information about this reunion, contact Jim Haines at (303) 809-1815 or email…

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Care, benefits for vets strengthened by $164 billion VA budget

Posted  March 19, 2014

Continuing the transformation of the Department of Veterans Affairs into a 21st century organization, the president has proposed a $163.9 billion budget, a 6.5 percent increase over fiscal year 2014, that will support VAís goals to expand access to health care and other benefits, eliminate the disability claims backlog, and end homelessness among veterans. The…

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Events

Living history event

Posted  March 19, 2014

Planes of Fame Air Museum in Chino, Calif., presents its monthly Living History Event 10 a.m.-noon, April 5. Museum doors open at 9 a.m. The topic for the†event is Pioneering Aircraft’ featuring the Northrop N9MB Flying Wing. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question and answer…

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News Briefs March 19, 2014

Posted  March 19, 2014

Michigan to pilot initiative to help vets get jobs Michigan is one of three states chosen to pilot a new initiative intended to help military veterans find jobs. Michigan will join Iowa and Tennessee as the first states participating in the Hiring our Heroes program’s All Vet States program. State officials say participating in the…

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Events

Upcoming events, April 2014

Posted  March 19, 2014

April 1-3 – International Cometary Workshop: Comets as Tracers of Solar System Formation and Evolution, Toulouse, France   April 1-3 – Space Tech Expo: Design – Build – Test, Long Beach, Calif.   April 1-4 – 13th RHESSI Workshop, Windisch, Switzerland   April 1-4 – 2014 AusGO/AAO Observational Techniques Workshop, Sydney, Australia   April 4…

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Headlines – March 19, 2014

Posted  March 19, 2014

Space NASA reveals technology behind its Orion capsule, preparation for its first journey For the first time in a generation, NASA is building a new astronaut-carrying spacecraft. Called Orion, this capsule is designed to take explorers further into space than we’ve ever gone before. Eventually, journeys to Mars itself are being imagined.  Does Titan have…

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Business

Boeing, South Africa’s Comair Limited announce order for eight 737 MAXs

Posted  March 24, 2014

Boeing and Comair Limited announced an order March 19 for eight 737 MAX 8s, valued at $830 million at list prices. It is the first 737 MAX order announcement for an African operator. The order was booked in December 2013 and was previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website. “We’re proud to be…

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Defense

‘Live synthetic’ Army’s next generation of simulation

Posted  March 24, 2014

Soldiers from a brigade combat team are at a combat training site doing a routine live-fire exercise. Well, maybe not so routine. Suddenly enemy jets pop out of the clouds streaking toward them. The soldiers scramble for cover as missiles rain down. They hear the explosions from the missiles impacting all around them, see the…

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